Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eric Dier has admitted that he doesn’t believe that his teammate Christian Eriksen deserves to be booed by his own fans.
It is well documented that the Danish international wishes to leave the north London club. His contract is up in the summer but he may well leave before the transfer deadline this month with both Inter Milan (football.london) and Barcelona (Sky Sports) thought to be interested in securing his services.
However, despite the fact that he will be leaving soon, Jose Mourinho has continued to play the 27-year-old in recent weeks. But his performances haven’t impressed a section of the Spurs fanbase and when he was substituted against Liverpool recently he was booed off by his own fans (Daily Star).
Speaking to the Evening Standard, Dier believes that treatment of Eriksen is unfair and that the Dane didn’t deserve to be jeered by Tottenham supporters. He said: “He has always been one of the most professional players I have known and one of the best players at Tottenham on the most consistent basis.
“When you look, he has probably played the most games in that period. There is nothing negative to say about Christian. Whatever he has done, he has done with the best intentions. So he does not deserve that from anyone.”
It seems though that Spurs fans are divided on Dier’s comments. Some agree with him and think that Eriksen shouldn’t be booed, whilst others think that it is justified because of the way that the Dane has handled himself of late. Here is what some had to say about it on Twitter…
Totally agree. He wanted away at the end of last season. He has no gripe with @SpursOfficial other than wanting a new challenge. He could have done a Danny Rose & just hang around earning £150K a week. He’s our most creative player. He goes with our beat wishes #COYS
— Mark Smith (@topbanana67) January 24, 2020
However bad he played, he didn’t deserve that. Those fans ought to be ashamed.
— 🍪🥛BeastCrafterx7🥛🍪 (@beast_x7) January 24, 2020
People who booed him are a disgrace to the club
— . (@ftblTxshar) January 24, 2020
He needs to go but booing him is an utter disgrace. Until the last 12 months he has given great service to THFC, some fans have short memories.
— Steve Day (@SteveDay17) January 23, 2020
I agree we shouldn’t boo him, let’s not be quick to forget what he has done for the club. He expressed his desire to leave at the end of last season and the club didn’t make it happen!
— Samir Gohil (@gohilsamir) January 24, 2020
I didn’t hear booing at the match, it must have been a small section of the crowd but Eric Dier is right, Christian has always played his best and made a real difference when came on to the pitch against Norwich.
— Yvonne Walton (@YvonneW51028007) January 24, 2020
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